Tortellini are small Italian fresh dough dumplings. Minced meat, cheese or vegetables are used as a filling. Bolognese are proud of this dish and say that tortellini resemble pink buds in shape. In preparation, they are simple and can serve as an independent dish. And also with them you can prepare a delicious salad.
Four servings of lettuce will require:
- 250g of dry tortellini with cheese filling.
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
- 1/4 cup olive oil.
- 1 tablespoon mustard.
- 1/2 spoon dill.
- 5 tomato.
- 1 zucchini.
- Red and green sweet peppers.
- Salt, pepper, sugar.
To prepare this salad it is necessary to boil the bought tortellini in water. They boil, as well as ordinary dumplings. Fall the tortellini into boiling, salted water. Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes. More accurately written on the package, or you can remove the sample. Cook should occasionally stirring.
While the water boils, you can cook the sauce. The basis of it will be lemon juice. Pouring two tablespoons of lemon juice into a deep bowl, add a teaspoon of lemon zest to it. Salt, pepper, mustard and vegetable oil are whisked along with lemon juice. The sauce should become homogeneous. Finely cut dill can be stirred with the sauce.
While the tortellini boils, you can cook vegetables. Tomatoes are better to take small ones, then they can be cut in half or into quarters. The sweet pepper is diced. If you take a pepper of different color, the salad will look very festive. It’s not worth milling. Every vegetable in a salad should be recognizable. Zucchini is sliced into slices. The onion is sliced into thin half-rings. Green onions crumble finely into rings. After slicing, the vegetables are not necessary to stir.
When the tortellini is welded, the water should be drained and discarded on a colander. When the water drains, the tortellini are transferred to a bowl and poured with the finished sauce. To make each dumplings soaked in sauce, you should mix everything well. Now you can add vegetables and stir again. The salad is practically ready to serve on the table.
Serve this dish can be both hot and chilled. It’s on the amateur. If you cook the salad in advance, then it’s not worth mixing all the ingredients in advance. Brewed tortellini, you can pour half the finished sauce. The second half of the sauce and vegetables should be added already before serving on the table. The greens can be sprinkled on top of the salad, which will give it a beautiful appearance.
Total cooking time of this salad 20-25 minutes. In passing you can prepare other dishes. The calorie content of one serving is 314 calories, cholesterol 31 mg.